SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

SOURCE: College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies

June 04, 2015 14:36 ET

Mountains of Opportunity Await Educators This Summer

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to announce it will be the partnering with College of the Rockies to offer a unique professional development course for educators this summer.

"Anyone who works with youth is invited expand their horizons by applying to attend this innovative program combining academics and adventure," said Wade Luzny, CEO Executive Vice President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. "This is an incredible opportunity for personalized learning in the heart of the Rockies."

Highlights of the July 31-Aug. 9 course include nature hikes, orchard tours, wildlife viewing, First Nations wisdom, artisan talks around sustainability, cycling, culinary arts and much more. This is the seventh year CWF has hosted a summer institute for educators but the first time it's been offered in the southern interior of British Columbia.

"College of the Rockies is excited to partner with CWF for this professional development opportunity. We, as an institution, find ourselves Rocky Mountain inspired on a daily basis and we look forward to sharing the beauty of our area with participants and incorporating the Rocky Mountain lifestyle into the learning process," says Stan Chung, College of the Rockies Vice-President, Education and Applied Research.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation offers a variety of innovative programming to inspire the conservation of Canada's wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.

Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca for more information.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

About the College of the Rockies
Located in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, College of the Rockies offers students lifestyle and learning opportunities to match our spectacular surroundings. Smaller class sizes, personalized instruction, up-to-date technology, great support services and professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success make the College of the Rockies the best place to live, learn and play. Visit cotr.bc.ca for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Heather Robison
    Media and Community Relations Officer
    (613)599-9594 ext. 212
    heatherr@cwf-fcf.org

    Randy McLeod
    Education Manager
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    (306) 526-7275
    randym@cwf-fcf.org

    Heather Jackson
    Manager, Communications & Marketing
    College of the Rockies
    (250) 489-8258
    Cell: (250) 417-1439
    Jackson@cotr.bc.ca